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It`s Haryana vs Punjab-Centre on row over separate SGPC

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 23:58

The row over a separate SGPC in Congress-ruled Haryana on Friday grew into a full-blown battle between the state on one hand and Akali Dal-BJP ruled Punjab and the Centre on the other as Haryana refused to accept Union Home Ministry`s directive to have a Bill in this regard withdrawn.

Amarinder "dismayed" over Modi`s insincerity in tackling drug menace

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:24

Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed dismay over the Narendra Modi government`s "lack of sincerity" in tackling the "serious issue" of drug abuse in the country.

First monsoon showers pound Haryana and Punjab

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:21

First monsoon rains of the season lashed vast swathes of Haryana and Punjab bringing the much-needed relief to people especially peasants of the two agrarian states.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution against HSGPC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:05

Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed by voice vote a resolution against setting up of a separate body in Haryana for managing the gurdwaras there amid dissent from the main Opposition Congress.

Punjab Budget 2014-15: Rehabilitation centres, skill development for youth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:54

Focussing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes.

No respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:19

Heat wave conditions prevailed in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, with Hisar recording the maximum temperature at 43 degrees Celsius.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:07

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

Despite isolated showers, Punjab, Haryana continue to sizzle

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:43

Despite isolated showers in some pockets on Sunday, most parts of Punjab and Haryana continued to suffer under sultry weather conditions.

Akali Dal leaders to meet president over Haryana SGPC

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:08

Leaders of Punjab`s ruling SAD will meet President Pranab Mukherjee soon to protest against the recent bill passed by the Haryana assembly under which a new Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) would be set up.

Rs 7.5 lakh looted from Ludhiana petrol pump

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:48

Two scooter-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 7.5 lakh from a petrol pump located on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road here, police said today.